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Fire Destroys 4 Parked Cars In Lafayette BART Station

LAFAYETTE (CBS SF) -- A fire destroyed four parked cars and badly damaged another in the parking lot of the Lafayette BART station Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said.

The blaze was reported at 2:08 p.m. in the center parking lot of the BART station located at 3601 Deer Hill Road, according to Fire Marshal Robert Marshall of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Firefighters had the fire out in about 20 minutes, Marshall said.

The fire appears to have started in one vehicle and spread to the four others, gutting all but one.

One driver who returned to his burned car thought he had parked further away.

"I saw on the news that there was a fire at the Lafayette BART parking lot.  I heard it was in the central parking lot.  I thought it was way over there.  I thought I was OK because I parked way out here," Todd Lloyd said.

No one was inside any of the cars at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Marshall said it does not appear to be suspicious.

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